Gance Abel’s – NAPOLEON – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

PowerPoint PresentationNAPOLEON (U) 1927 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL
3-DISC BLU-RAY SET – £34.99
4-DISC DVD SET – £28.99

Marking a new chapter in the history of one of the world’s greatest films, the release of Abel Gance’s Napoleon is the culmination of a project spanning 50

Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow and the BFI National Archive have completed a new digitally restored version of this cinematic triumph, and audiences will be able to experience this extraordinary film complete with Carl
Davis’s magnificent score.
Originally conceived by its director as the first of 6 films about Napoleon, this five
and a half hour epic features full scale historical recreations of episodes from his
personal and political life, from the French Revolution to the heroic arrival of
French troops in Italy that marked the beginning of the First Italian campaign of

Utilizing a number of groundbreaking camera and editing techniques, Abel
Gance’s Napoleon offers one of the most richly rewarding and thrilling experiences
in the history of cinema, a brilliant pairing of music and film, comparable to grand
opera in its intensity, offering dazzling scenes of unparalleled brilliance.

Special features
• Abel Gance: Charm of Dynamite (Kevin Brownlow, 1968, 50 mins):
Documentary on the life and work of Abel Gance, narrated by director
Lindsay Anderson (If…, This Sporting Life)
• Interview with composer Carl Davis on the recording of the score for
• 60 page illustrated book including new essays on the film and music plus
full film credits
• Other extras TBC3-Disc Blu-ray Set

DVD available from-


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